Thursday, December 22, 2005

Santa, My Santa

My obsession with Santa Claus continued this week when I purchased more International Santas. My collection began in 2001 when Doug saw them at Dillards and thought they would be a great gift for me. My collection has since grown to 56.

These 5-inch figurines represent various countries and each come with a different story about the Christmas tradition in that country. Santas come from such countries as South Korea (Santa Grandfather) to Italy (Babbo Natale) to Finland (Joulupukki ). There is a Santa from Australia who is wearing swimming trunks as it is summer down under, and there is an Eskimo Santa with a husky by his side. Each December as I unwrap them and put them out, I think about the various ways Christmas is celebrated around the world.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've got multiple Italy and Ireland santa's they are identical to SC31 and SC16 but are MC31 & MC16, they are rare handpainted pewter and attached to a beautiful hardwood base. If you are interested feel free to contact me at tbjohnson@cox.net. I have beautiful pictures with orginal packaging.

Anonymous said...

I am looking for information on the original costs of the Santas, from when they went from $6 to $8. I lost my entire collection in a while fire this month. Any help would be appreciated. Lynsg@aol.com
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